Place:Douglas, Nevada, United States

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NameDouglas
Alt namesCarsonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Douglassource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates38.867°N 119.617°W
Located inNevada, United States     (1861 - )
See alsoCarson, Nevada, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Douglas County is a county located in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 46,997. its county seat is Minden.

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History

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Douglas County holds the first permanent settlement in Nevada. The town of Genoa was originally settled in 1851 by Mormon traders selling goods to settlers on their way to California. Named for Stephen A. Douglas, famous for his 1860 Presidential campaign and debates with Abraham Lincoln, Douglas County was one of the first nine counties formed in 1861 by the Nevada territorial legislature.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1855 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1861 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1862 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1885 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1900 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1870 1,215
1880 1,581
1890 1,551
1900 1,534
1910 1,895
1920 1,825
1930 1,840
1940 2,056
1950 2,029
1960 3,481
1970 6,882
1980 19,421
1990 27,637

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External links

www.rootsweb.com/~nvdougla/douglas.htm


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